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As you know already, my husband and I are trying to get through a financial crisis. I spoke more in detail about where we currently are in these journals:

Update On My Situation + Gone For A Few DaysHey guys!
First off I want to say a huge thank you for all of the overwhelming support. You guys have spread the word like crazy about my financial issue, and that means so much to me. ;3; I love you guys! :heart:
So there is a good news and there is bad news. ;3;
Bad news first, I suppose. I didn't reach the goals needed to make up for what we're lacking in finances to pay our overdue bills. I have two college loans, my husband's college loan, three credit cards bills, and a vet bill that we haven't been able to pay. Next week we will owe rent for our apartment, another credit card bill, first installment of car insurance bill (it's twice a month), and the electric bill. This doesn't include the money we need for food and for car fuel. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't stressed out about it all.
So now on to the good news, I am currently re-evaluating our finances for February, and when I get back from my trip I will post up a new goal. I got two checks from the college refunding some m
I'm Back!! Update on the New Jersey/New York TripHey guys! I have returned! Actually I have returned a day later than was planned. ^^; We got home really late last night, and so far I've spent the morning trying to wake up and clear out my message center on deviantART. Slow task is slow.
The trip went really well. It took us about 9 hours to drive to Newark, NJ and when we arrived I got an extra surprise! We were joined by a good friend of ours that we hadn't seen in a while and apparently he's the one who was paying for the hotel room. I was so worried about that, too! So I got to see a beloved friend and our hotel was taken care of. *cries happy tears* Apparently my husband knew about this, but it was supposed to be an added Christmas surprise for me. I have such awesome people in my life. ;3;
Saturday was the day of the concerts, and guys they were amazing! I cried at both during certain scores, and was all giddy for the rest. During the second concert there was even audience participation on "One Winged Angel" and "The Chocobo Me


First off, I want to give a huge thanks to those who bought commissions and donated or pledged money for January. You guys got me to $124 USD and are beautifully amazing individuals. :iconcryforever:

I thought I wasn't going to have this all together before I left on my trip, but I guess my worry of it pushed me to have it all together fairly quickly. After calculating what my husband and his sister are bringing in plus what his mom and my parents can help with, I need to bring in $1280 USD to help keep us going in February and be able to pay all of our bills. This is a lot of money, but if I put in the hours each week and people buy from me then I should be able to make this money via commissions. I calculated that I'll need $320 USD a week to meet my goals for February.

:heart: HERE ARE WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP ME! :heart:

:star: If you can't buy, please take the time to advertise for me! I will give a three deviation feature to everyone who features my commissions, and your feature will be up for one week. I will also include your commissions if you happen to be selling as well, just be sure to tell me you want me to do this for you. :)

:star: Those who make a purchase will receive the feature as well, and you will have one additional deviation feature for every $10 you spend. :D

:star: At the end of the month, I will raffle all those who bought from me and one of you lucky buyers will receive a FREE waist-up one character image from me! Hurray~ :love:

:star: ANOTHER OPTION FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T BUY COMMISSIONS! - I have a Patreon now, and you can pledge as little as $1 per month to help support me as an artist so that I can have the time to work on my comic project "Grimoire Rose" which I would like to get a website for, get published, and sell. For more information, please see my PATREON ACCOUNT HERE! You can see concept art for Grimoire Rose here: Grimoire Rose - Concept Art

Please let me know if you have any questions! And thank you in advance for all of your help. It means so much to me. ;3; You guys are amazing!

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So let's get started:

:star: NEED INSPIRATION FOR A COMMISSION?: I really would love to draw some sheep related images or Valentine's Day snuggly wuggly stuff this month in celebration of the Year of the Sheep and Valentine's Day. So feel free to request things of this nature! :D Or something else. I don't mind. :XD:

:heart: FEBRUARY GOAL: $1280 USD
:heart: Amount Reached $274 USD

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:bulletgreen: February 1st-7th Goal: $320 USD
:bulletblue: Amount Reached $262 USD

:bulletgreen: February 8th-14th Goal: $320 USD
:bulletblue: Amount Reached $12 USD

:bulletgreen: February 15th-21st Goal: $320 USD
:bulletblue: Amount Reached $0 USD

:bulletgreen: February 22nd-28th Goal: $320 USD
:bulletblue: Amount Reached $0 USD


:bulletred: COMMISSION INFORMATION & PRICES:
COMMISSIONS INFO - OPENI WILL Draw The Following
:bulletred: Humans / Humanoid Characters (elves, demons, mermaids, kemonomimis, etc)
:bulletred: Anthro
:bulletred: Animals / Taurs / Fantasy Creatures
:bulletred: Pin-Ups, Sexy Lingerie (only for 18+ aged characters)
:bulletred: I will draw males and/or females. I also have no issue drawing transgender characters.
:bulletred: Fan Art
**NOTE: I always draw elves with very long pointed ears. If you are requesting a pointed ear character and do not want them to have this style of ear, you need to tell me in advance. Thanks. :)
:heart: If something isn't listed here, please feel free to ask. I'm open to most requests as long as they don't go against what I won't draw listed below.
I Will NOT Draw The Following
:bulletred: Excessive Gore (blood and light damage are okay)
:bulletred: Inflation / Bloated Characters
:bulletred: Porn / Sex / Masturbation (hugging and kissing is okay - I'm also okay with drawing people in positions that I consider
Commissions Price List (Prices from $4 to $240)COMMISSION INFORMATION

Please read the following journal before requesting to buy a commission from me, so that you know what I will and will not draw and how to make sure the commission process goes smoothly.

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BUST COMMISSION
:star: PENCIL SKETCH: $4 USD (each character)
:star: LINE ART: $8 USD (each character)
:star: FLAT COLOR (with gradients and texturing): $16 USD (each character)
:star: FULL COLOR (with shading and digitally painted details): $24 USD (each character)
:bulletred: Maximum 3 Characters Per Image
:bulletred: Add Simple BG -
+ Sketch: $2 USD
+ Line Art: $4 USD
+ Flat Color: $6 USD
+ Full Color: $8 USD
:bulletred: Add Framed BG -
+ Sketch: $4 USD
+ Line Art: $8 USD
+ Flat Color: $12 USD
+ Full Color: $16 USD
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:bulletred: FEBRUARY COMMISSION SLOTS: - OPEN
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:star: ADVERTISERS AND BUYERS FEATURE:
Thank You For Commissions and Advertising FeatureThis feature is for those who either advertised my commissions for me and/or they bought commissions from me! This feature is updated once a week. :)
For more information, please view the following journal:

Thank you! :rose:
Destinie
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:iconxdarkx567: - purchased two commissions! Thank you so much!
no art in gallery
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:iconmirz-alt: - purchased a commission! Thank you so much!

[advertisement ends Feb 11th, 2015]
:iconponyville1996: - advertised my commissions here: [link]

[advertisement ends Feb 11th, 2015]
:iconshrimpheby: - purchased a commission! Thank you so much!
Who will you date ? by shrimpHEBY D'King free print by shrimpHEBY Married couple + Preorder by shrimpHEBY Commission for Iprie by shrimpHEBY :thumb4723


Thanks Guys! :love:
Destinie / Venus

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:bulletblue: COMMISSIONS COMPLETED FOR JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2015 :bulletblue:

Commission - Chibi Eva by TouchedVenus Commission - Fran from FF12 - Line Art by TouchedVenus Commission - Chibi Sugar Sweet by TouchedVenus Commission - Chibi Captain Pounce'alot Line Art by TouchedVenus Commission - Captain Pounce'alot Bust by TouchedVenus Commission - Ravenswood, Melody, and Emily by TouchedVenus Commission - Xuan Long and Qi Rui by TouchedVenus Commission - Myralion, Ilaera, and Child by TouchedVenus Commission - Xaneria, Savaena, and Grandchild by TouchedVenus Commission - Beccat by TouchedVenus Commission - Kohaku by TouchedVenus

:star: See older commissions here: [link]
Hey guys!

First off I want to say a huge thank you for all of the overwhelming support. You guys have spread the word like crazy about my financial issue, and that means so much to me. ;3; I love you guys! :heart:

So there is a good news and there is bad news. ;3;

Bad news first, I suppose. I didn't reach the goals needed to make up for what we're lacking in finances to pay our overdue bills. I have two college loans, my husband's college loan, three credit cards bills, and a vet bill that we haven't been able to pay. Next week we will owe rent for our apartment, another credit card bill, first installment of car insurance bill (it's twice a month), and the electric bill. This doesn't include the money we need for food and for car fuel. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't stressed out about it all.

So now on to the good news, I am currently re-evaluating our finances for February, and when I get back from my trip I will post up a new goal. I got two checks from the college refunding some money they owed me back and that was about $300. My husband's sister paid her monthly input to the bills (she lives with us) and my husband's mother has offered to give us some money. I don't know much yet, and that will play into how much we will need for February to stay afloat. Thankfully for now my parents have also been giving us food as well to help us there.

My husband has a temp job at the moment, too while he searches for a better paying position. He's also looking into trying to get back on his Engineering degree this summer. The job he currently has is only 20 hours a week, so it only helps but doesn't sustain, and I am not getting enough in commissions or on Patreon at the moment. :(

:star: If you'd like to order a commission for February, please see my commissions information here:
COMMISSIONS INFO - OPENI WILL Draw The Following
:bulletred: Humans / Humanoid Characters (elves, demons, mermaids, kemonomimis, etc)
:bulletred: Anthro
:bulletred: Animals / Taurs / Fantasy Creatures
:bulletred: Pin-Ups, Sexy Lingerie (only for 18+ aged characters)
:bulletred: I will draw males and/or females. I also have no issue drawing transgender characters.
:bulletred: Fan Art
**NOTE: I always draw elves with very long pointed ears. If you are requesting a pointed ear character and do not want them to have this style of ear, you need to tell me in advance. Thanks. :)
:heart: If something isn't listed here, please feel free to ask. I'm open to most requests as long as they don't go against what I won't draw listed below.
I Will NOT Draw The Following
:bulletred: Excessive Gore (blood and light damage are okay)
:bulletred: Inflation / Bloated Characters
:bulletred: Porn / Sex / Masturbation (hugging and kissing is okay - I'm also okay with drawing people in positions that I consider
Commissions Price List (Prices from $4 to $240)COMMISSION INFORMATION

Please read the following journal before requesting to buy a commission from me, so that you know what I will and will not draw and how to make sure the commission process goes smoothly.

=============================================

BUST COMMISSION
:star: PENCIL SKETCH: $4 USD (each character)
:star: LINE ART: $8 USD (each character)
:star: FLAT COLOR (with gradients and texturing): $16 USD (each character)
:star: FULL COLOR (with shading and digitally painted details): $24 USD (each character)
:bulletred: Maximum 3 Characters Per Image
:bulletred: Add Simple BG -
+ Sketch: $2 USD
+ Line Art: $4 USD
+ Flat Color: $6 USD
+ Full Color: $8 USD
:bulletred: Add Framed BG -
+ Sketch: $4 USD
+ Line Art: $8 USD
+ Flat Color: $12 USD
+ Full Color: $16 USD
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:star: If you'd like to support me via Patreon so I can work on my personal comic project, Grimoire Rose (which I do eventually want to get published and sell) you can see my Patreon here: www.patreon.com/touchedvenus

Other than that like I said above my husband and I are going to be gone for a few days starting tomorrow morning. We're leaving for New Jersey because for Christmas I was gifted a trip to Newark and tickets to see the Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds concerts. I'm going to try to make myself enjoy the trip. I've always wanted to go. I cried when I got the gift. But I'm so worried about money. I'm packing up food here at the house to take with us, packing clothes, and getting some board games and our handheld video games for entertainment that we can do while there. I think my husband is wanting to ride to New York to look around, though I'm honestly nervous about doing that. I've... never been to New Jersey or New York. I've never been further north than Baltimore, Maryland. We have a few friends that are from New York that have given me so much advice on what to do and not do while up there I think my head is swimming. There has also been the bad snowstorms up there this week... so I expect I'm going to freeze. :'D I'm already always cold as it is no matter how much I'm wearing.

But look at me... I'm being so negative. >_< I have to stop doing that. Everything is going to be okay, and we're going to have fun. You don't have to have money to have fun or to have an adventure! And I love Final Fantasy so much. Like when we're able to have kids I plan to thoroughly deck out the child's bedroom in moogles, tonberries, and chocobos. You just don't understand the depth of my love.

Anyway, I think that covers everything. I need to get off here so I can finish the last paid commission before I leave tomorrow morning, and I need to finish cleaning, packing, making the "while we're gone" chore list for his sister, figuring out food for the weekend, getting the games, making February's financial plan of action, and keep my head on straight.

I'll be back the night of February 02nd, but I probably won't be online until the next day because I'll probably immediately pass out in my bed.

I love you guys! Be safe while I'm gone. :heart:

--Destinie / Venus
Hey guys,

Just a quick update to request prayers for my father-in-law. I'm not going into details right now because I'm waiting for his wife to give the okay. In the mean time we just really would like serious prayers for him.

Aside from that, I should have another finished commission posted very soon. I'm currently finishing up the line work and then she'll go up. It's Fran from Final Fantasy 12. Just the line art, though, since she wasn't commissioned for color.

I hope you'll like her, and if you'd like to buy a commission it would help my husband and I out a lot with our currently financial situation. You can see more here:

I Need Help Guys :(Hey guys,
My husband and I are in an awful financial situation right now, and I need to bring in commissions to help. We currently have bills overdue that we don't have money to pay for. My parents have been giving us food to eat, and it's just been a really horrible start to our year. We need $950 to be able to pay our past due amounts and be able to cover the bills for the rest of the month.
:star: If you can't buy, please take the time to advertise for me! I will give a three deviation feature to everyone who features my commissions, and I will refresh the feature once a week. You will need to do a fresh advertisement each week if you would like to be included. I will also include your commissions if you happen to be selling as well. :)
:star: Those who make a purchase will receive the feature as well, and you will have one additional deviation feature for every $10 you spend. :D Also I guarantee that your purchase will be finished at the due date I give you or I will


Thanks again
Venus / Destinie
Hello everyone! Thanks to all who participated in the forum HERE. New forum post should be up soon, but in the mean time be sure to check out all of these beautiful works!

Tomb Raider Reborn contest entry by KardisArt Kitty in Wonderland by sakuraxls2 Yseult by uchihakagura1 Poppy by HyliaBeilschmidt Gegen die Welt by HyliaBeilschmidt Glow - January 18th - bottles by FrozenNote SeeU Chibi by Liizzieh-Koi Nut's Coven 2-11-Turmoil by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Lil Silver Fishies Swimming in the Sea by SavageFrog Taiga! by Iruuse Glow - January 18th - charms by FrozenNote Children's Creche by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Stalker by Rinc3wind FREE Miku 2020 Pagedoll by rimuu Happy Halloween! by Paivatar An Owl's Feathers by FrozenNote FREE Sakura Miku Pagedoll by rimuu Woman Scorned pg 33 by DrawDrone Woman Scorned pg 34 by DrawDrone SRB Sei by seika Nozomi by rimuu Woman Scorned pg 35 by DrawDrone 2015 by seika Cradle of the Stars by Sentient-Phyton REDRAW - Familiar... by Anante Woman Scorned pg 36 by DrawDrone Woman Scorned pg 37 by DrawDrone Snow Miku 2015 by uchihakagura1 Linai - Alternate costume by uchihakagura1 Space Dragon by Niicchan

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:star: PREVIOUS FEATURES :star:

:bulletred: 01. Weekly Art Feature
This feature is for those who either advertised my commissions for me and/or they bought commissions from me! This feature is updated once a week. :)

For more information, please view the following journal:
February Commissions Needed - Please HelpAs you know already, my husband and I are trying to get through a financial crisis. I spoke more in detail about where we currently are in these journals:

First off, I want to give a huge thanks to those who bought commissions and donated or pledged money for January. You guys got me to $124 USD and are beautifully amazing individuals. :iconcryforever:
I thought I wasn't going to have this all together before I left on my trip, but I guess my worry of it pushed me to have it all together fairly quickly. After calculating what my husband and his sister are bringing in plus what his mom and my parents can help with, I need to bring in $1280 USD to help keep us going in February and be able to pay all of our bills. This is a lot of money, but if I put in the hours each week and people buy from me then I should be able to make this money via commissions. I calculated that I'll need $320 USD a week to meet my goals for February.
:heart:


Thank you! :rose:
Destinie

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:iconxdarkx567: - purchased two commissions! Thank you so much!
no art in gallery
[advertisement ends Feb 11th, 2015]

:iconmirz-alt: - purchased a commission! Thank you so much!
Torrent Cycle by mirz-alt Chasers by mirz-alt The Road Less Travelled by mirz-alt Flight by mirz-alt Super Car Adoptable 1 by mirz-alt Surprise by mirz-alt
[advertisement ends Feb 11th, 2015]

:iconponyville1996: - advertised my commissions here: [link]
A Royal Heir by Ponyville1996 Under the Sea by Ponyville1996 Long Live the Queen by Ponyville1996
[advertisement ends Feb 11th, 2015]

:iconshrimpheby: - purchased a commission! Thank you so much!
Who will you date ? by shrimpHEBY D'King free print by shrimpHEBY Married couple + Preorder by shrimpHEBY Commission for Iprie by shrimpHEBY Night Fairy by shrimpHEBY
[advertisement ends Feb 12th, 2015]

:iconjimmyflame-artworks: - advertised my commissions here: [link]
Aerith Gainsborough by Jimmyflame-Artworks Mega Man by Jimmyflame-Artworks My Artistic Journey-Fighting My Inner Demon by Jimmyflame-Artworks
[advertisement ends Feb 13th, 2015]

:iconxaneria: - purchased two commissions! Thank you so much!
Midnight by Xaneria Alaiha Sundersong by Xaneria Friends With Hugs by Xaneria 004 by Xaneria 003 by Xaneria Wardyn Victordawn by Xaneria Ilaera Windsong by Xaneria Chibi:  Ilaera and Xaneria by Xaneria Larimore Drakeseth by Xaneria Analitacus VictorDawn by Xaneria
[advertisement ends Feb 13th, 2015]

:iconbecsparrow: - purchased one commission! Thank you so much!
Underground Tacticians by BecSparrow Trade: One of a kind by BecSparrow Let's go to the Beach EAAAAAACH! by BecSparrow Make mine to go! by BecSparrow Trade: Season's Greetings by BecSparrow Trade: Out Into the Unknown by BecSparrow Commish: Misty by BecSparrow Arfy by BecSparrow Law of Diversity by BecSparrow
[advertisement ends Feb 17th, 2015]

:iconepicshadowdragon: - purchased one commission! Thank you so much!
Lazy Afternoons by epicShadowdragon PCOS Awareness by epicShadowdragon Yes, Mother. by epicShadowdragon Leon VS  Rukia by epicShadowdragon
[advertisement ends Feb 17th, 2015]
Hello everyone! Thanks to all who participated in the forum HERE. New forum post should be up soon, but in the mean time be sure to check out all of these beautiful works!

king and lionheart by circus-usagi Smoking Girl by Jack-Burton25 Flower by KiiroiKat Postcard from the Edge by Miguel-Santos Iridescent by xKimJoanne commission : Jules by denahelmi peace of mind by circus-usagi Traditional Gift- The man behind the Mask by Lilith-the-5th Fujiwara no Mokou Chibi by KiiroiKat 2015 Sheeps Year by Zerecas RDS: Choose freedom by SatraThai Astrid by denahelmi connections by circus-usagi Nicole by SarahJPhotography Windbreak by Snapdragoon 000 by Kirinoru African Crowned Crane by rainylake La receta by DelusionalAsylum Golden Light by SvanderHolst Munchkin by SarahJPhotography Vurr by TriinErg wrong love potion by JigokuNeko Not Guilty by rainylake - Pyretta Blaze - by HotaruThodt Fireflies in the Sky by covert15 Mia by KiiroiKat HEAVY METAL ALCHEMIST by shiromushiichika wood nymph by JigokuNeko we found it by denahelmi Jupiter style by iisjah

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Not sure which voice to listen to....

Part of me is like “Screw it, just draw your characters doing all the things. Draw all the spoilers and all the emotion. Draw all the events. Just draw all of it and plaster it on the internet for everyone to see what’s inside of you and bursting.”

Then the other part of me whispers in my ear… “but if your comic becomes famous you’ve just ruined all the surprises.”

;3; ;3; ;3;

Then again, I could just post all the spoilers eating me alive and if things go well remove the images? I don't even know. I'm babbling....

The worst part is I can't just draw them for myself and not share. I've tried that. It drives me nuts. I want to share all the things. :'D

I miss my babies...

*wanders back into doodle corner and zips lips*

--Destinie
Hey guys!

EDIT: Patreon Milestones have been updated to better reflect the goals of Grimoire Rose, and there have been some slight changes to Patron Perks. To see changes and what is available to you via Patron Perks, please see my Patreon Profile.

I’m using Patreon to help fund my interactive fantasy web comic and to also make the comic my job to pay bills! I would love your support. <3

I hope that through Patreon support I can begin working on my Grimoire Rose project which will be a fantasy interactive progressive comic that you can click around on items to learn more information or find fun little “easter egg” type items and play mini games. We’re going to write our own music and songs for it and would love to include voice acting, too.

:star: :icongrimoire-rose: - Home Group for all things Grimoire Rose related on deviantART
:star: You can see concept art for Grimoire Rose at the following link: touchedvenus.deviantart.com/ga…
:star: Newest Grimoire Rose Art -
GR: Summer Days by TouchedVenus GR: Another Star In Heaven by TouchedVenus GR: Odessa Christmas 2013 by TouchedVenus GR: Wait For Me by TouchedVenus GR: Prize - Mr Gajus the Bishie Killer by TouchedVenus

This is my dream and biggest desire, and if you are interested in supporting me and helping me be able to work on Grimoire Rose and Fan Art while you receive some special perks in the process, please check my Patreon!

:star: ---> CLICK HERE FOR MY PATREON! <--- :star:

:bulletred: FEBRUARY MILESTONE GOAL: $200 per month
:bulletred: REACHED: $5 per month

:bulletred: If I reach the above goal: I will be able to spend one full day once a week on writing and planning Grimoire Rose!

:bulletred: As your reward for helping me reach this goal, I will create a new Grimoire Rose concept artwork, and I will also include the step-by-step process with detailed notes and the Hi-Res 300dpi PSD for all patrons to download for their viewing pleasure!

:heart: If there are other resources / rewards you're interested in seeing me provide, please let me know and I'll see what I can do! :D :heart:

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Art To Look Forward To In February!

:bulletred: Final Fantasy 14 - Eternal Bond Fan Art
:bulletred: Grimoire Rose - Colored version of Scarlet, Sapphirine, and Cassidy
:bulletred: Commission Raffle Prize for Kidariko
:bulletred: Gift - Gaius from Tales of Xillia - flat color, bust for goldenangelwings on Tumblr (for being amazing) done
:bulletred: Romin - prize art for Pretty-Angel
:bulletred: The Winter Soldier - my half of collab with lilbit075 completed
:bulletred: Mak and Aria - prize art for KuriosiT-kat
:bulletred: Commissions for February 2015 (You can see current commission line up HERE - Commissions are open, so let me know if you're interested)

Thank you in advance for your support!
:star: This is what I wish for you in the coming year:
1. I hope you accept your art the way it is more.
2. I hope you will compare your art less with other's art.
3. I hope you erase less and draw more.
4. I hope you forgive your mistakes and see them for what they are, steps forward.
5. I hope you see your art for what it is but especially for what it can be.
6. I hope you draw less of what others expect to see you draw and more of what made you want to start drawing in the first place.
7. I hope that when you see a beautiful drawing, it inspires you to try harder rather than quit.
8. I hope you don't cringe when you stumble on your old art and instead be amazed at how much you improved.

The above words were written by the lovely Yuuza in her journal HERE. I truly believe this is something all of us as artists need to hear, and I wish these things for you as well from the bottom of my heart. :heart:

Also, please don't forget that my commissions are open!

:star: ---> CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO <--- :star:

Thanks loves!
Have a wonderfully blessed day :heart:

--Destinie

:heart: RECENT FAVES :heart:

A Very Craubo Life Day by luniara Synestra Kanthen (commission) by hotbento Ice Queen by ZeroNis gensoukyou by kirero1 Switcheroo - Starry Ideas by Nyanfood angel reputation by uchuubranko pharmacist elf by masterbimo Don't Lose Your Way by AndreaTamme .CC. Magic of the night. by Hetiru Collab Art Trade for Rainue by Hachiimi
Hello my beautiful people and Happy New Year!

:party:

Upon reflection I realize that 2014 was an extremely poor year for me not just art wise, but in my life in general. At the same time despite all the mistakes, all the sadness, all the desperation I think I've had a little bit of a wake up call on some things. 2015 is going to be different for me. 2015 is the year I do what I'm supposed to and stop just being all talk. I know some may read this and shrug and say "I'll believe it when I see it." I honestly do not blame you one bit. That is what I deserve. I've not been consistent in anything for many years. 2014 showed me the fruits of my lack of labor, and I can't stand it anymore. So you can expect to see me on here more. You can expect to see more art from me. You can expect to see what I've been wanting to give you for years but I've been too discouraged to complete.

These aren't resolutions for me. These are GOALS that I'm carefully planning. Below you can see what I hope to accomplish this year:

  + Complete All The Art I Owe People Before Summer
  + Take Time To Study Anatomy At Least Once A Week And Post The Practice Doodles (I got these awesome anatomy for artists books for Christmas that I'm excited to use)
  + Complete at least 3 pictures a month if not more
  + Complete 3 Chapters of Grimoire Rose before the end of the year
  + Upgrade My Tablet (poor baby I have is on its last legs)
  + Be More Active on deviantART (respond at least every other day if not more)

  + Start Up and Maintain Proper YouTube Channel For Singing, Gaming, and Art (I have the youtube account, going to connect it to twitch and I need to get a webcam for some stuff)
  + Finish Setting Up Twitch Account For Streaming My Art & Games (started on this a couple months ago, so I just need to finish it)
  + Start Up and Maintain Patreon Account (working on that this week and will let you guys know when it's ready to go! I hope you'll support me <3)

  + Compete in 2 Obstacle Courses (already signed up for one in May!)
  + Get in better shape and eat healthier (following a lifestyle change by the awesome Kris Carr)
  
  + Start a Family with my husband? :'D (actually working on this already XD)

Also, I'm planning a new year picture to start me off and then I'm burying my head in my to do list for a bit plus any commissions I get between now and then list being finished. Speaking of commissions, you can see my goals here:

I Need Help Guys :(Hey guys,
My husband and I are in an awful financial situation right now, and I need to bring in commissions to help. We currently have bills overdue that we don't have money to pay for. My parents have been giving us food to eat, and it's just been a really horrible start to our year. We need $950 to be able to pay our past due amounts and be able to cover the bills for the rest of the month.
:star: If you can't buy, please take the time to advertise for me! I will give a three deviation feature to everyone who features my commissions, and I will refresh the feature once a week. You will need to do a fresh advertisement each week if you would like to be included. I will also include your commissions if you happen to be selling as well. :)
:star: Those who make a purchase will receive the feature as well, and you will have one additional deviation feature for every $10 you spend. :D Also I guarantee that your purchase will be finished at the due date I give you or I will


Things didn't work out at the other job, so I have to fall back on commissions and this is my only source of income until my husband can get another job. So please help if you can. I really do appreciate it. :heart:

Also, would you guys be interested in me offering traditional work as well as digital? I personally don't like my traditional work as much as my digital, but if that is something you would like I can offer sketches and colored pencils works on my commissions. I've got markers, too but I'm not confident in my ability to properly use the markers yet. More New Year goals! More Traditional styled art! XD I use prismacolor and I know how to use these items, I just need to practice more. :lol:

Thanks again to all of you who have remained supportive of me even in my worst situations. You guys are amazing, and you keep me going. :blowkiss: HAPPY NEW YEAR! :love:

--Destinie :rose:

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:bulletred: RECENT FAVES :bulletred:

Elsa by jiuge Cyan Sneer by KatieHofgard To be human... by Kaze-Hime Collab Art Trade for Rainue by Hachiimi .CC. Magic of the night. by Hetiru Don't Lose Your Way by AndreaTamme pharmacist elf by masterbimo angel reputation by uchuubranko Switcheroo - Starry Ideas by Nyanfood gensoukyou by kirero1
Hey guys,

My husband and I are in an awful financial situation right now, and I need to bring in commissions to help. We currently have bills overdue that we don't have money to pay for. My parents have been giving us food to eat, and it's just been a really horrible start to our year. We need $950 to be able to pay our past due amounts and be able to cover the bills for the rest of the month.

:star: If you can't buy, please take the time to advertise for me! I will give a three deviation feature to everyone who features my commissions, and I will refresh the feature once a week. You will need to do a fresh advertisement each week if you would like to be included. I will also include your commissions if you happen to be selling as well. :)

:star: Those who make a purchase will receive the feature as well, and you will have one additional deviation feature for every $10 you spend. :D Also I guarantee that your purchase will be finished at the due date I give you or I will completely refund your money!

:star: At the end of the month, I will raffle all those who bought from me and one of you lucky buyers will receive a FREE waist-up one character image from me! Hurray~ :love:

:star: ANOTHER OPTION FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T BUY COMMISSIONS! - I have a Patreon now, and you can pledge as little as $1 per 2 weeks to help support me as an artist. For more information, please see my PATREON ACCOUNT here: www.patreon.com/touchedvenus

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So let's get started:

:heart: MONEY GOAL: $950 USD
:heart: AMOUNT REACHED: $124 USD

Thank you :iconqinni: and :iconk-koji: for giving a donations. You guys are so amazing. I'm going to cry all over you awesome people. ;3;

:bulletred: COMMISSION INFORMATION & PRICES:
COMMISSIONS INFO - OPENI WILL Draw The Following
:bulletred: Humans / Humanoid Characters (elves, demons, mermaids, kemonomimis, etc)
:bulletred: Anthro
:bulletred: Animals / Taurs / Fantasy Creatures
:bulletred: Pin-Ups, Sexy Lingerie (only for 18+ aged characters)
:bulletred: I will draw males and/or females. I also have no issue drawing transgender characters.
:bulletred: Fan Art
**NOTE: I always draw elves with very long pointed ears. If you are requesting a pointed ear character and do not want them to have this style of ear, you need to tell me in advance. Thanks. :)
:heart: If something isn't listed here, please feel free to ask. I'm open to most requests as long as they don't go against what I won't draw listed below.
I Will NOT Draw The Following
:bulletred: Excessive Gore (blood and light damage are okay)
:bulletred: Inflation / Bloated Characters
:bulletred: Porn / Sex / Masturbation (hugging and kissing is okay - I'm also okay with drawing people in positions that I consider
Commissions Price List (Prices from $4 to $240)COMMISSION INFORMATION

Please read the following journal before requesting to buy a commission from me, so that you know what I will and will not draw and how to make sure the commission process goes smoothly.

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BUST COMMISSION
:star: PENCIL SKETCH: $4 USD (each character)
:star: LINE ART: $8 USD (each character)
:star: FLAT COLOR (with gradients and texturing): $16 USD (each character)
:star: FULL COLOR (with shading and digitally painted details): $24 USD (each character)
:bulletred: Maximum 3 Characters Per Image
:bulletred: Add Simple BG -
+ Sketch: $2 USD
+ Line Art: $4 USD
+ Flat Color: $6 USD
+ Full Color: $8 USD
:bulletred: Add Framed BG -
+ Sketch: $4 USD
+ Line Art: $8 USD
+ Flat Color: $12 USD
+ Full Color: $16 USD
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:bulletred: JANUARY COMMISSION SLOTS:
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:party: All January Commissions Have Been Completed :party:

For February Commissions Go Here:
February Commissions Needed - Please HelpAs you know already, my husband and I are trying to get through a financial crisis. I spoke more in detail about where we currently are in these journals:

First off, I want to give a huge thanks to those who bought commissions and donated or pledged money for January. You guys got me to $124 USD and are beautifully amazing individuals. :iconcryforever:
I thought I wasn't going to have this all together before I left on my trip, but I guess my worry of it pushed me to have it all together fairly quickly. After calculating what my husband and his sister are bringing in plus what his mom and my parents can help with, I need to bring in $1280 USD to help keep us going in February and be able to pay all of our bills. This is a lot of money, but if I put in the hours each week and people buy from me then I should be able to make this money via commissions. I calculated that I'll need $320 USD a week to meet my goals for February.
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:star: ADVERTISERS AND BUYERS FEATURE:
Thank You For Commissions and Advertising FeatureThis feature is for those who either advertised my commissions for me and/or they bought commissions from me! This feature is updated once a week. :)
For more information, please view the following journal:

Thank you! :rose:
Destinie
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:iconxdarkx567: - purchased two commissions! Thank you so much!
no art in gallery
[advertisement ends Feb 11th, 2015]
:iconmirz-alt: - purchased a commission! Thank you so much!

[advertisement ends Feb 11th, 2015]
:iconponyville1996: - advertised my commissions here: [link]

[advertisement ends Feb 11th, 2015]
:iconshrimpheby: - purchased a commission! Thank you so much!
Who will you date ? by shrimpHEBY D'King free print by shrimpHEBY Married couple + Preorder by shrimpHEBY Commission for Iprie by shrimpHEBY :thumb4723


Thanks Guys! :love:
Destinie / Venus

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:bulletblue: COMMISSIONS COMPLETED FOR JANUARY 2015 :bulletblue:

:star: See older commissions here: [link]

Commission - Chibi Eva by TouchedVenus Commission - Fran from FF12 - Line Art by TouchedVenus Commission - Chibi Sugar Sweet by TouchedVenus
:iconshrimpheby: has this lovely fellow below up for auction. He is currently incomplete, but the winning bidder will get to choose his final color scheme. If you're interested, click on the picture to place your bid! :D
Wing werewolf open for auction (closed) by shrimpHEBY


:iconryltha: is hosting a design challenge that will allow you to get a free adopt and have your design included in the project she is working on called Meragor! Your task is to design your own Nijbelung (male or female), with hair style (always rasta ) skin and crystal tone, jewelry and clothes and she will choose the best ones! Entries are due October 31st. :D Check out the journal below for more details:
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:iconvolvom: is selling original works and bookmarks to help gain some funds to pay for food. She's having a rough time financially at the moment. Her work is beautiful, and if you have the funds to spare I would highly recommend making a purchase. If you are unable to buy, though, please spread the word! Thanks! :D

Here is her journal with more details:
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Here are some examples of the work she is selling:
Goddess of Spring by Volvom Pony Girls - Vinyl Scratch by Volvom Lilac Geisha by Volvom Green Geisha by Volvom Pop Star by Volvom Bookmark - Emily Blackblood by Volvom Bookmark - Marco Diamondouros by Volvom

Thanks again for being awesome and helping out a friend! :D

--Destinie
:iconryltha: has some super adorable adoptables she's selling right now! If you're interested you should totally check them out. :D
Crocomeow / Fifth Adopt Pack / CLOSED by Ryltha Crocomeow / Sixth Adopt Pack / CLOSED by Ryltha Crocomeow / Seventh Adopt Pack / CLOSED by Ryltha

:iconnataliadsw: also has an adoptable up for auction at the moment! She is incredibly cute. If you're interested in participating in the auction, click on the image below:
Adoptable 3 - points auction (CLOSED) by Nataliadsw

:iconsihx: Here is another precious adoptable, too! Once more it's an auction, so please click the image below if you'd like to bid. :D
Adopts Auction II CLOSED by Sihx
:iconjeriweaver: and :iconmarker-guru: are having a weekly art  giveaway in which you can win their Inktober drawings!

If you're interested, you can go to their site here: gurukitty.com/2014/09/30/inkto… and leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to get to choose art that you want at the end of the month. You are also welcome to post art requests!

Here are some of the pieces of they've done for Inktober so far:

Inktober day 10 by jeriweaver Inktober day 5 by jeriweaver Inktober Day 15 by jeriweaver Inktober Day 12 by jeriweaver Inktober day 13 by jeriweaver
Inktober5-cammy by Marker-Guru Inktober2 by Marker-Guru Inktober Ami by Marker-Guru Inktober Midna by Marker-Guru Nakia Warrior by Marker-Guru

Good luck in getting the art you want! :D

--Venus
Have you seen the kickstarter for the Fantasy Fashion artbook called "THREADS"? If you haven't yet, please consider taking a moment to wander over to their page here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1… and check it out! It's going to be gorgeous! :D They are also offering a lot of goodies and exclusive items, so be sure to donate and spread the word if you can. :D

The following amazing artists are involved:
:iconnegshin: :icontincek-marincek: :iconelk64: :iconrann-poisoncage: :iconorpheelin: :iconmariposa-nocturna: :iconzephyrhant: :iconkitjoyuki: :iconantique-teacup: :iconeternal-s: :iconkeerou: :icondenoro: :iconkutty-sark: :iconmegounette:

Here are some previews from the book that have been posted up so far:
THREADS artbook preview by erebun Threads Artbook - PREVIEW by megounette Threads artbook - White Swan preview by tincek-marincek ::Threads artbook preview:: by rann-poisoncage Threads Artbook Preview - Kano by Negshin

Also you can see more info and spread the word on TUMBLR: threadsartbook.tumblr.com/post…

Spread the word! :la:
Things haven't been 100% awesome the past few months, but I refuse to let it continue to hold me down and keep me from moving forward. Things aren't perfect, but they ARE looking up and me and the people around me who are also having a hard time WILL get through this trial. I am super confident that we will.

In the mean time, I've got art projects that need my attention, and videos to plan. If any of you guys wish to hire me for an art project, please let me know! You can see my commission information here:

COMMISSIONS INFO - OPENI WILL Draw The Following
:bulletred: Humans / Humanoid Characters (elves, demons, mermaids, kemonomimis, etc)
:bulletred: Anthro
:bulletred: Animals / Taurs / Fantasy Creatures
:bulletred: Pin-Ups, Sexy Lingerie (only for 18+ aged characters)
:bulletred: I will draw males and/or females. I also have no issue drawing transgender characters.
:bulletred: Fan Art
**NOTE: I always draw elves with very long pointed ears. If you are requesting a pointed ear character and do not want them to have this style of ear, you need to tell me in advance. Thanks. :)
:heart: If something isn't listed here, please feel free to ask. I'm open to most requests as long as they don't go against what I won't draw listed below.
I Will NOT Draw The Following
:bulletred: Excessive Gore (blood and light damage are okay)
:bulletred: Inflation / Bloated Characters
:bulletred: Porn / Sex / Masturbation (hugging and kissing is okay - I'm also okay with drawing people in positions that I consider
Commissions Price List (Prices from $4 to $240)COMMISSION INFORMATION

Please read the following journal before requesting to buy a commission from me, so that you know what I will and will not draw and how to make sure the commission process goes smoothly.

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BUST COMMISSION
:star: PENCIL SKETCH: $4 USD (each character)
:star: LINE ART: $8 USD (each character)
:star: FLAT COLOR (with gradients and texturing): $16 USD (each character)
:star: FULL COLOR (with shading and digitally painted details): $24 USD (each character)
:bulletred: Maximum 3 Characters Per Image
:bulletred: Add Simple BG -
+ Sketch: $2 USD
+ Line Art: $4 USD
+ Flat Color: $6 USD
+ Full Color: $8 USD
:bulletred: Add Framed BG -
+ Sketch: $4 USD
+ Line Art: $8 USD
+ Flat Color: $12 USD
+ Full Color: $16 USD
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If you want something not listed, please don't be afraid to ask. I like challenging myself with new projects. For example: I'm in the middle of planning a mural for the stairway of two friends' house. I've never done this before, but my husband and I have done a lot of research and are going to be tackling this head on.  If this goes well, I'll probably be offering that as a regular service for those living in my area. I'm also thinking about videoing the process, but we'll see.

Speaking of which, I am STILL collecting questions for the video project which will focus on art and music, specifically my techniques, thought processes, or anything you wish to know! I also take music requests. :) I'm going to be starting with songs from movies/tvshows/plays first, though, like Disney or Broadway shows before fleshing out to other things.

These are the questions I have so far:

1. What life event made me start drawing more seriously? (from cyci15 on dA)
2. What inspires me, and what are my artistic principles? (from EinhanderZwei on dA)

Thanks in advance for all your support! I love you guys! MUAH!

--Destinie

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MY RECENT ART

FF14: Halloween 2014 by TouchedVenus GR: Summer Days by TouchedVenus Commission - Science Class Welcome Banner by TouchedVenus Commission - Marina by TouchedVenus The Winter Soldier - Line Art by TouchedVenus
First off I want to give one big huge thank you to all of you who flooded my page with birthday wishes! Thank you so much~ I love you all! :D

:blowkiss: MUAH! :blowkiss:

Secondly, if you haven't gone to see "The Book of Life" yet at your local theater. Get your buns over there and watch it right now! It's one of the best family films I've seen in a long time, and I adore the strong latin culture. For those of you who don't know, my husband is of mexican decent, so it's a little bit of extra importance to us that this movie be seen and pumped up so we can get more awesome films from other cultures! Also, come on guys it's produced by Guillermo del Toro. This dude is amazing! And there are so many other beautiful people representing latin culture in this film. GO. WATCH. IT. NOW.

Here is some awesome fan art of La Muerte and Xibalba in the mean time~ :heart:

Book of Life: La Muerte by ky-nim Xibalba - The Book of Life by peachiekeenie Sugar Parade by CheekanRama Ruler of the Land of the Forgotten by AngelQueen13 Book of Life: La Muerte by muminika Made of Tar by sleepers-anonymous La Muerte by Samantha-MacLean The Book Of Life: LA Muerte by Kim9158

--Destinie
I copied this from a comment I made on another individual's poll, but felt I wanted to express my viewpoint via journal as well.

I'm fairly indifferent. I mean, I actually kind of like the watch feed, but if I don't want to deal with it I can completely ignore it by going directly to my regular message center. And while I do find it slightly meh that they moved the links to the far right at the top, it isn't so off putting that I'd throw a fit or anything. I mean, I located it within a matter of seconds as soon as I noticed it was moved. I feel a lot of people are drastically overreacting to the changes, but that happens every time dA or any other website makes changes. You can't please everyone, and some people are going to be a lot louder than others, especially if they are a outraged. I personally feel like I have better things to be upset about than changes a website has made to their interface that barely interferes with my work methods if at all.

--Destinie